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There's so much more to gay Seattle than just rain and grunge rock, though the frequent moisture did inspire Seattle's nickname, the Emerald City. Gay Seattle has a thriving cuisine scene and is booming in the art domain, both within the Seattle Art Museum and outside in neighborhoods such as Fremont. Pike Place Market is open all year, where visitors can get slapped by a thrown fish, and Seattle Center, the city's entertainment hub, has restaurants, theaters, museums, and the Seattle Opera. The Sky View Observatory gives visitors an excellent view of Seattle's skyline, including the iconic Space Needle.

Man Pleads Guilty to Hate Crime For Arson Attack on Seattle Bar

The man admitted he set the fire to trap and hurt people inside the popular Queer Bar because the word “queer” angered him.

Seattle Offers Wet & Wild Queer Romance

In the Pacific Northwest city where it's damp 150 days a year LGBTQ+ Pride and romance thrive rain or shine.

Take a Peek at Seattle's Expansive, Years-in-the-Making AIDS Memorial

Four pieces of artwork are spread throughout the city's LGBTQ+ neighborhood.

4 of the Best Hidden Spots in Seattle

Plan a weekend to visit the best of Seattle’s queer culture.

Two-Minute Cinema: Mapping Seattle in Watercolor

Visit Seattle documented the artist’s process.

Dank & Damp: A 420 Guide to Seattle

Where to buy it, where to experience it, and where to eat after.

27 More Photos from Seattle's Testostérone

The fetish party's next stop is San Francisco in February.

28 Photos from Seattle's Testostérone

The fetish party's next stop is San Francisco in February.

31 More Photos from Growlr RoughHouse in Seattle

Kremwork in Seattle hosted the Growlr party.

31 Photos from Growlr RoughHouse in Seattle

Kremwerk in Seattle hosted a party for the hookup app, Growlr.

Gay Night Out: Our Favorite Haunts in Seattle

Here's your party checklist.

Meet 7 Queer-Friendly Celebs from Seattle

They have lots of Emerald City pride.

A Guide to Seattle's Most Delicious Must-Eats

Prepare for a culinary dream.

Inside Seattle Museum Month

From graffiti to video games, butterflies to century-old ceramics, these are seven Seattle museums you have to visit.

The Present Tension of Kehinde Wiley

Classically composed work in the new exhibit, “Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic,” travels through time and culture.

Seattle Mayor Unveils Rainbow Crosswalks in Capitol Hill

The traditionally gay enclave has seen recent shifts in its residents

Mary Lambert’s Seattle

The singer-songwriter shares her favorite spots in her hometown